2. Eligibility

In order to transfer to us or rejoin, you will need to:

  • be serving (or have served) with a Home Office Force. Officers from non-Home Office Forces will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Officers wishing to transfer within their probationary period will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the training route being followed
  • pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
  • pass the basic fitness test, which is a shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4 or above and a push / pull test
  • have no outstanding disciplinary or integrity issues
  • have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
  • declare any business interest
  • hold a full manual driving licence

Rejoiner rules change

Rules which used to mean that former officers re-joining the police must do so within five years no longer apply. You can re-join no matter how long ago you left, but you must have completed your probation period.